To begin, I want to say a big I’M SORRY for not posting in so many days! I ended a college semester, went on vacation, had Christmas, and started a new job. To say the least, I was very overwhelmed.
Not only was I overwhelmed because of my insanely busy schedule, but because I have made some recent changes lately. Huge changes. Changes I’m not sure how I feel about and almost wanted to quit my blog. Where do I begin…?
Being vegetarian was something very special to me. I have a strong heart for our Earth and for animals. And I also am passionate about health. I felt as if I had done so much research convincing myself a vegetarian diet was the most beneficial diet in the world. I took vitamins, ate healthy, and also believed articles that said your body doesn’t need that much protein. The truth is, I really wanted to believe this stuff because I didn’t want to eat meat. I just didn’t want to.
After feeling very fatigued and moody for a few weeks, or months, I talked to my (amazingly supportive!) boyfriend about it and said I felt very malnourished. I felt weak, hungry, and tired. I had been working out constantly for months and not gaining any muscle. I was gaining weight. I was constantly bloated. I was always exhausted, and filling myself with caffeine. I was not healthy.
Long story short, I made the decision to eat salmon and see how I felt and how my body reacted. It was weird at first! But after a few days of incorporating healthy seafoods/lean meats into a few meals, I felt better. Like a new person. I had my energy back, my good moods back… I finally felt healthy!
Your body needs essential vitamins and proteins that are found in (healthy) animal based foods. Vitamin B, for example. Vitamin B12 is important for energy and metabolism. This could explain the fatigue and the weight gaining.
I also ate “enough” protein, but eating so much soy (which is in tofu and most faux meats) is not good for you. And I was eating a ton of it.
I was so scared about my blog. I never wanted to disappoint anyone or seem like a failure. My health is more important than anything else and I did what I believed was best for my body and myself. Although vegetarian or vegan diets might work wonders for some people, it might not be the best option for others. Pay attention to your body and how you feel, and remember your health is more important than anything.
Although I know this blog was found on my strong vegetarian lifestyle, it is taking a shift and I hope you all stick with me.
I plan on sticking to healthy, natural meats as often as I can and a hopefully healthy(er) lifestyle! I want my blog to include original recipes, recipes I’ve tried from other blogs/websites, and even more personal stuff. I got to the point where my blog felt like “work” instead of fun, and I want to focus on my blog being fun!
I hope y’all continue to follow me on this brand new journey and enjoy my blog! I love blogging and I’m definitely going to keep the Green Cuisine Queen going! Thank you so much for all of your support!
See y’all soon